Perfect weather entice even more shoppers to head down to check out the variety of stalls on offer, which were not only within the Gilles Street Primary School grounds, but also on Gilles Street itself.
The usual offering was on show, with something for everyone including a stong focus on fashion, art, crafts and food. Fashionistas were in shopping heaven, with all kinds of fashion on sale, including vintage, pre-loved, emerging designs and latest trends, and of course all at discounted market prices.
The market gave market-goers the perfect opportunity to buy their Summer kit or to stock up for Christmas gifts. Almost every second stall was offering the hottest trend right now – cut off denim shorts – just in time for the festival season. Keeping with tradition, the Grand Bazaar continued to act as a great opportunity and launch pad for emerging local designers to show off their unique designs (like the Gilles Street Markets which happen fortnightly through the warmer months). Tessa Bottin, 18, was selling her latest Contessa Bottin designs and said she was thrilled to almost sell out before the day was complete.
Stunning homewares and arts were also on offer, beautiful bunches of flowers were for sale to help brighten your day. Also, for the first time ever, and hopefully not the last, Adelaide's Pop-up Bookshop attended the markets.
The market atmosphere wouldn't have been complete without the live bands and DJ. The Jam Room blessed us with live acts from interstate, The Tiger and Me (Melb) and Nick Saxon (Syd), as well as local Adelaide act, Dr. Piffle and The Burlap Band.
There were a vast variety of delicious delicacies on offer. At lunchtime you could choose from a bite-size Vego or hamburger or international delights. Or you could treat yourself with a sweet macaroon or cupcake. Something that you shouldn't have missed was the iconic fruit smoothies where the blender was powered only by a man peddling on a bicycle.
The Grand Bazaar event really fitted in well with all of the other Adelaide festive season events, and event manager, Jennifer Centenera hopes to continue further increasing the event during peak times of the year.
Don't worry if you missed out this time, because Gilles Street Market will be back one more time before Christmas on the 16th of December.
For further information on becoming a stallholder or upcoming markets, please visit the Gilles Street Market Facebook Page.